12 months
24600 GBP/year
11200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Equip yourself to work as a professional interpreter and/or translator on this highly respected MA in Interpreting and Translating (Russian) from University of Bath, which can include a training opportunity.

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Interpreting and Translating (Russian) from University of Bath  is designed to give you the practical skills and experience you need to work as an interpreter and translator at a high level.

You must have an excellent understanding of two languages. You can choose from one of two pathways:

  • Path 1 allows you to work with two other languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish) into English
  • Path 2 allows you to work in both directions between Chinese/English or Russian/English

What you'll study

The course covers professional translation and simultaneous, consecutive and liaison interpreting in public service and commercial settings.

You'll have access to the latest digital interpreting labs, and you will participate in mini-conferences to put your skills into practice, holding debates on controversial topics and acting as both delegate and interpreter.

We seek to arrange external training opportunities for our students with the United Nations or independent agencies, giving you first-hand experience of the workplace and valuable contacts for building your career.

The course is taught by experienced tutors who have all worked as professional translators and interpreters themselves. Some have interpreted for heads of state and government ministers, and/or work for international organisations. They are therefore able to share this wealth of experience with you and provide useful advice on joining the profession.

Graduate prospects

The MA Interpreting and Translating is a highly vocational course that will equip you with a variety of transferable skills, including interpersonal, communication and organisational skills. Our graduates have used these skills to access a variety of professions, including interpreting, translation, teaching, journalism, diplomacy and further study.

Our graduates have gone on to work for the following organisations:

  • Assistant Relationship Director, HSBC, London.
  • Chinese Section Editor, Bloomberg, London.
  • Interpreter and Translator, Foreign Affairs Office, Guangzhou/Chongqing.
  • Personal Assistant/Translator/Business Interpreter, Huawei, Shenzhen.
  • Interpreter and Translator, McKinsey and Company, Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen.
  • Translator/Interpreter, China Bear Rescue Centre, Chengdu.
  • Translator, European Commission, Brussels.
  • Interpreter, United Nations, Vienna/Geneva.

Many of our graduates work as freelance interpreters/translators in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States. Some have also worked at universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English to Russian consecutive interpreting
  • Russian to English consecutive interpreting
  • Russian to English simultaneous interpreting
  • English to Russian simultaneous interpreting
  • Russian/English public service and commercial interpreting
  • Using technology in the translation industry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

  • To apply for the Chinese pathway, you must normally have mother tongue competence in Chinese or English.
  • To apply for the Russian pathway, you must normally have mother tongue competence in Russian or English.
  • Please note you must meet the English language requirements before applying to this programme.
  • We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
  • If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in an English speaking country you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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